"Amnesty International" calls from Minsk to investigate allegations of excessive use of force to disperse opposition protest.
The human rights organization "Amnesty International" has condemned the violent dispersal of a peaceful demonstration in Minsk on December 19, "Interfax".
The events of the last 24 hours, crossed faint signs of openness, which were observed during the election campaign. The Belarusian authorities must investigate all allegations of disproportionate use of force by the police.
They have to be very careful to check how the ruckus started. Persons arrested for participating in peaceful protests be immediately released. If they are sentenced to prison, they should be considered as prisoners of conscience, "- said Heather McGill, Russia expert at the "Amnesty International".